Born in Jos, Nigeria, singer and songwriter, Lindsey Abudei, mentions Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life" as one of the albums
that not only got her immersed in sound and stirred her love for harmony and interest in songwriting - but also built her training by ear.
Raised by parents with diverse musical tastes: influences from Jazz, Rock, R&B, Blues, Soul,Classical and from artists like Roberta Flack, The Beach Boys, Sade, Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan, Lauryn Hill, she gradually honed her sound which she calls Neo Soul/Alternative.
After a short stint doing backups for South African singer, Sonti Mndebele, being the lead singer for a local jazz band, The Jazzcats, Lindsey had features in MI Abaga's "Talk About It", "Illegal Music" and Jesse Jagz' "Jag Of All Trades".
Having opened for acts like Asa and the French Nicolas Folmer Quartet during their Nigerian tour, Brown (2013),her acclaimed EP, was released and got her third place in Radio France Internationale's Prix Decouvertes.
Her new album, "...And The Bass Is Queen." has gotten good reviews from Nigeria and abroad since its release. Being an Art OMI: Music 2017 Fellow and a Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) 2018 Participant are a testament that she is finally making a stamp with her sound.
"If you've never taken me up on anything, please do on this: Lindsey Abudei's "...And The Bass Is Queen." is the best album I've heard in years."
-Cobhams Asuquo. Singer/Songwriter and Producer.
"...And The Bass Is Queen." is one of the best albums released by a Nigerian in a decade."
- Oris Aigbokhaevbolo. Music In Africa Contributor.
Lindsey calls the album, "a canvas of experiences told with haunting bass lines and guitar riffs."
She explores love, heartbreak, life, hope and freedom in ways that seem simple and yet pull you in- almost as if she is asking you in for a conversation.
Lindsey is currently on tour.